LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Posted February 28, 2020
DeWitt County is having an election on March 17, 2020, for the County
Board in District C. There are five candidates from the Republican ticket
and one candidate from the Democratic ticket that are running for
election. That is six candidates with three of them to be elected. It is
a good thing that we have as many good people running for office as we do
in our County.
I am recommending that David Newberg be reelected to the County Board. I
have known David for many years and he is a friend of mine. That fact is
not what qualifies him for election, but the fourteen years on the board
As a board member he served as chairman of the board through some
difficult times. While on the board, there were acrimonious times that he
It is common that a voter will find one issue and vote against whoever is
for it. It is very seldom that the voters have the truth of all the facts
of either side. As Mark Twain said, "A lie can travel half way around the
world while the truth is putting on its shoes."
David is very approachable and if he is taking a position a voter
disagrees with, a civil conversation might change the voter's mind or the
voter might change David's mind.
I realize civil disagreement in politics
is hard to come by these days, but try.
Clinton, IL 61727